A Look At The Style Evolution Of Solange Knowles (PHOTOS)

Solange Knowles, the singer, songwriter and DJ has clearly established herself beyond the title of "Beyonce's sister." This hardworking star and mother has gracefully stepped out of her sister's shadow and into the style spotlight.

Her eye-catching retro inspired looks are made up of bold prints, vibrant colors and that amazing afro she likes to rock since chopping off her hair in 2009.

"I definitely gravitate toward prints and color. I love to play with prints on prints, but I try to have a good instinct about what to match. Like, if I have a Pendleton print, mixing that with a tribal African print will give off National Geographic-gone-bad vibes. So if I wear an ethnic print, I contrast it with a bright top, or maybe stripes," Knowles told the "Yellow is my absolute favorite color to wear. I also love hot pink. When I match my prints with those colors, I feel it’s a “me” outfit."

It's no surprise that Diana Ross is at the top of her list of style inspirations. But, her mother Tina Knowles is a close second.

"Seeing photos of my mother from the ’60s and ’70s, she was a total rebel with her style," Knowles dished to the

The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. Here is a look at Knowles' rise to style star.